You are a part-time detective who helps out Inspector Thadeus Deprehensio, from the local office, who you affectionately call "Inspector Thad." Together, you will help solve countless cases, some easier than others, some challenging, which will keep your wits sharp, your mind logical, and the world a better place. If you need assistance, just tap the Help button which will reveal all--including the ability to shake this device to start over or to clear your notes grid.
In this free Lite version, select from 4 cases of varying difficulty. Tapping on a case brings you to the main grid. Here, you'll see scrollable text that talks about the case and gives clues you'll need. Based on these clues, you can circle and cross out possible suspects.
Based on the clues and your grid notes, you enter your hypotheses in the Answer page where clicking on 'Check' lets you see if your answers are correct so far--letting you correct what you've missed.
Your changes are always saved! Should you decide to leave the current case unfinished because you want to work on another case, your answers as well as your grid notes are all saved so you can go back to work on them again at a later time.
So what are you waiting for, my dear detective? Get out your magnifying glass, your fingerprint kit and download this app now! The game's afoot!
Update: want more puzzles? iDetective is now available on the iTunes app store with 32 puzzles! With more to come as free updates!
Support for iOS 10 and above. Automatic layout adjustments added depending on device. Added support for iPhone X.
Ratings and Reviews
You can only see one category at a time. I don't like not being able to see the whole puzzle, it can get confusing with so many categories.
Needs better input interface
I completed the Opera stranglings puzzle and all 20 answers were marked wrong. Of course impossible, even if I had no logic at all, as some of the answers are given to you directly in the clues. So I looked at the solution and turns out my solution was 100% correct, the suspects were just in the wrong order. I don't see how that can be, as suspect number was not one of the categories to be solved, and I don't see how I possibly could have known the order they wanted them in. As long as the 5 categories for each suspect matched it should have been fine. Frustrating, and I will definitely not bother buying the paid version of this app as I might have without the issue.
I've been playing this for ages and I've had a great experience with it. Once you get used to the layout and navigating through it, it's quite enjoyable!
- Vicente Malixi
- 1.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2010 Vicente Malixi
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.